If we’re creating new truth every moment, why is it then advisable to have some emergency supplies or a bug-out location prepared? It seems contradictory?
Thank you for your very timely question. As you may have heard, I’ve bought a very simple small house in Idaho while still keeping my house on the Oregon Coast.
I am very aware that what I should aim to control is not the outcome of my family’s future well-being or even safety, but to contribute to the quality of our journey to the best of my ability. As far as enhancing the quality of our journey, the purchase of this little house ticks off several boxes for my family:
• One family member likes a less rainy and cold climate, such as what one has in Idaho. The other family member can benefit from a large demographic group of young people with three universities in the vicinity.
• I love turning a simple space into a little bit of Heaven. Decorating it with my eldest daughter’s superfluous items and then finding a few more pieces, was like opening Christmas presents for me. It added enormously to the joy of my journey. Shelves of gifts of love from my local lightfamily.
• The summer months in Newport turn our quiet little town into a bustling resort of tourists. The conservative country life of the area in the small town where our little house is gives the quiet seclusion our whole family seeks, as an option.
• The proximity of my “birth” brother living a block away, has a great deal of benefits — including watching our property when we’re absent.
So as you can see, it was not purchased out of fear, but to provide options in our life and enhance the quality of the journey. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Is it a bugout house? A vacation home?
All of the above and a big adventure besides.
The couch (in the photo) was found in Goodwill.
~ The Seer Almine